Cop in Quiver Lounge shooting dies in hospital

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On Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 08:13 | < 1 min read

A police officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) working at Starehe Sub-County who was shot at Quivers Lounge along Thika Road on July 2, has died.

Festus Musyoka, died while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi West Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

Speaking to the media, shortly after his death, Daniel Musangi who is the Starehe DCI boss said that plans were underway to re-arrest the suspect over the death.

“The main suspect in the case will be arraigned and charged in court over the death of the officer,” Musangi said.

The incident took place at the joint when Dickson Njanja Mararo the main suspect in the case differed with two the officers over a woman.

This led into a fight which ended up in an exchange of gunfire involving Mararo a civilian who shot three people on the spot.

Days later, Mararo surrendered to the police and he was arraigned in court before he was released on bond.

Detectives are also pursuing the matter over the shoot-out with the victims recording statement on what happened on the fateful day.

Musyoka was shot on the neck while his friend who is attached to Kasarani Police Station Lawrence Muturi was shot in the hand.

In August, Mararo was released on a Sh5 million cash bail or a Sh10 million bond.

While setting the suspect free, Milimani Law Courts Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu warned him against interfering with witnesses directly or indirectly.

His firearm, which is a Glock pistol was also confiscated from him with Kimilu saying that it will only be handed over to him after the case is concluded.

The prosecution team had initially asked the court not to set the suspect free because Musyoka was stil admitted under the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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